In January, Rihanna performed a heartfelt version of Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song” on Oprah. All iTunes sales of the recording were donated to charities benefiting victims of the Haiti earthquake.
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I'll Be Missing You
Faith Evans joined Diddy for the Notorious B.I.G. tribute song, “I’ll Be Missing You,” which sampled the Police’s mega-hit, “Every Breath You Take.”
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Destiny’s Child breathed new life into the Bee Gee’s classic ballad, “Emotions.”
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Mary J. Blige blessed us with her rendition of Chaka Khan’s “Sweet Thing” on her debut album. She’d later follow-up with the Rose Royce classic, “I’m Going Down.” Most recently, she remixed the epic rock & roll song, “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin.
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"I Got a Job, Baby..."
Vanessa Williams spiced up the Isley Brothers’ signature song, “I’ve Got Work To Do.”
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Everything to Me
Can you hear the hint of Deniece Williams’ “Silly” in Monica’s new single, “Everything to Me?”
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Love, Sweet Love
Beyonce surprised her fans when she broke out in to Anita Baker’s “Sweet Love” while touring last year. The video was a hit on Youtube.
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"Living in a World of Ghetto Life..."
The brothers still blush when they think of En Vogue’s version (and video!) of Aretha Franklin’s “Giving Him Something He Can Feel,” from the 70s film, “Sparkle.”
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Making it Her Own
Whitney’s sang many hits, but she’ll surely go down in history for her record-breaking rendition of “I Will Always Love You,” penned by country star, Dolly Parton. But we can’t forget her version of the Isley Brothers’ “For the Love of You.”
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